About


Mamie L Bass

Altrusa International was founded in Nashville, Tennessee in 1917 by Mamie L. Bass.

In 1935, Altrusa became international when the first club in Mexico was organised. Since that first step over US borders, Altrusa moved into Puerto Rico, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, India, Korea, Russia, Ukraine, Ireland, Great Britain, Bermuda, Canada, and New Zealand. In 1946, Altrusa sent its first representative to the United Nations.

In 1962, Altrusa International established the Altrusa International Foundation, which is dedicated to improving economic well-being and quality of life through a commitment to community services and literacy. In 1966, the organization began to look to America’s youth as the future of Altrusa and established ASTRA service clubs. ASTRA encourages young people, ages 13 to 21, to participate in community service.

Enjoy this video about Altrusa International and its 100 years Centennial Legacy!

100 years centennial legacy from HDM on Vimeo.

District Eleven includes Arizona, California,Nevada, Hawaii, Sonora Mexico, Baja California Sur and BAja California NOrte, Mexico.

As Altrusa expanded acrossed the United States, District Eleven was formed in 1957 during a reorgnaization of the Districts. There are currently twenty active clubs.

The 29th of March 1985 marked the official formation of Altrusa International Incorporated District Elevent at the Annual Conference held in Wellington. The first District Governor elected was Phoebe Day of the Santa Barbara.

The District Board is now elected once every two years and is comprised of a number of board members led by a Governor as well as appointed Chairpersons.

District Board

Melanie Hodges

Governor

Cinco Cuidades

Pat Zoller

Governor Elect

San Diego

Melinda Aguirre

First Vice Governor

Central Coast

Bonnie McPherson

Second Vice Governor

Tucson

Judy Sorensen

Immediate Past Governor

Cinco Cuidades

Margee Neer

Director

Eastern Sierra

Andrea Scallcross

Treasurer

Eastern Sierra

April Smith

Secretary

Cinco Cuidades

Denice Gilb

Parliamentarian

Arcadia

Judy Sorensen

Training Chair

Cinco Cuidades

Governor

Melanie Hodges


Governor Elect

Pat Zoller


First Vice Governor

Melinda Aguirre


Second Vice Governor

Bonnie McPherson


Immediate Past Governor

Judy Sorensen


Director

Margee Neer


Treasurer

Andrea Shallcross


Secretary

April Smith


Training Chair

Judy Sorensen


Parliamentarian

Denice Gilb


District Chairs

Kathleen Telleria

Astra Chair

Golden Valley

Ann Strohm

Communications Chair

Eastern Sierra

Jeanne Young

Leadership Chair

Indian Wells Valley

Patricia Schlichting

Literacy Chair

Eastern Sierra

Helyn Sloan

Membership Chair

Chula Vista

Sue Larkin

New Club Building Chair

The West Valley

Charlotte Perry

Service Chair

San Diego

Belinda Berry

DSB Editor

Long Beach

Leslie Johnson

Webmaster

Anaheim


Astra Chair

Kathleen Telleria


Communications Chair

Ann Strohm


Leadership Chair

Jeanne Young


Literacy Chair

Trish Sclhichting


Membership Chair

Helyn Sloan


New Club Building

Sue Larkin


Service Chair

Charlotte Perry


DSB Editor

Belinda Berry


Webmaster

Leslie Johnson